MOTORFEST WEATHERS THE STORMS
September 3 2015.
The revived Seaford Motorfest which took place on the Martello Fields illustrated how enthusiasm and determination can overcome adversity.
The event, brought back to life by the Seaford Community Events Committee, endured solid rain for four hours. Yet the public who supported it saw 80 different vehicles displayed during the day, some 50 brave bikers on their machines and 18 assorted scooters.
The Tavern in the Tent staffed by Seaford Martello Rotary Club had to send out for more stock and the Seahaven Lions and Lionesses provided teas and sandwiches. Trade stands did good business in spite of the conditions and, when the rain abated, the funfair was able to open for the children.
Six of the eight advertised bands were able to play and provided eight hours of music. Voluntary support came from the Seaford Community Fire Station with a fire appliance, and Seaford Lifeguards with First Aid and Fire cover. Technical support and logistics were provided by Seaford-based Sussex Events Ltd. and Seaford Town Council supported the event.
One highlight here was the opening, in pouring rain, when the Mayor of Seaford, Cllr. Dave Argent, and his Mayoress, toured the site in Florence, a 112-year-old Darracq Tonneau car driven by owner David Greaves.